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Old 08-23-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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As for 10 years, 20 years, those people killed by drunk drivers are still dead and those people paralyzed are still paralyzed.

BTW making a mistake is putting the wrong oil in your car. A mistake means you didn't know better. DUI is a criminal act.
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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People make mistakes. I personally know a Chief of Police for a major city that has a dui conviction from years ago. The dui involved a collision, non injury. It didn't stop him from making Chief. He made a mistake.

I knew a Superior Court Judge who had a couple of DUIs. It permeates all strata of society.
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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And it isn't going to stop until we make the consequences too painful to ignore.
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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ok. back to the OP. I think it's fair to say that he owns his mistake and wants to be honest. That is all any of can do. We have all made them.

On the other subject as an ER nurse it's my viewpoint that if you drink and drive and blow >than the limit, you should lose your driving privileges for 2 years automatically. If during that period you drive and are caught or have any offense with alcohol while driving you go to jail for 5 years. If after that you reoffend, you go to jail for 25 years. If during any of this time, your drunk driving harms or kills another person you go to jail for 35 years automatically.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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ok. back to the OP. I think it's fair to say that he owns his mistake and wants to be honest. That is all any of can do. We have all made them.

On the other subject as an ER nurse it's my viewpoint that if you drink and drive and blow >than the limit, you should lose your driving privileges for 2 years automatically. If during that period you drive and are caught or have any offense with alcohol while driving you go to jail for 5 years. If after that you reoffend, you go to jail for 25 years. If during any of this time, your drunk driving harms or kills another person you go to jail for 35 years automatically.
Here here as well as have your car confiscated.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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Here here as well as have your car confiscated.
I wouldn't do that if for example a spouse owns the car jointly (don't punish the other owner).
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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If you let them have the car you're responsible as well just like cosigning a loan. Feel free to sue the drunk driver to recover your losses though.
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